Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good Golly Miss Molly...what a great day!




On my way to meet Cathy (W.O.T.E.)for lunch at the Chicaboom Room (oh, I do love saying that), Jo, my oldest friend in the whole wide world...qualifier: we've known each other since we were 15 which, in a blink of an eye, will be 50 years!called me and asked me to stop and check out another place for her and her sainted husband, Bill. I had just stopped at one place off Alt. 19 and stopped at the second on my way home. Meanwhile, she had me laughing so hard I almost peed my pants, which is a whole other story.

And on to lunch...I think there is something refreshing about having a younger friend whose interests are so different from mine. While Cathy is an avid scrapper, she is also a dancer: ballroom, salsa, swing...you name it and her toes are set a tapping. She is also my Mary Kay dealer (ok...rep. That does sound better, doesn't it) and is a wonder. She and I get together from time to time to catch up on each other's lives, enjoy each other's company and just have a good laugh. Thank you Cathy for being my joyful younger friend. She reaffirms to me that the 'younger generation' is NOT going to hell in a hand basket but rather there are 'young 'uns out there with common sense, values and who can have a good time too.

So, this is what we had for lunch...her salad was the steak salad medium rare and mine was the salmon...and very yummy! She had the most interesting drink for lunch. It was something called a Dirty Ho (a wheat beer whose co. name starts Ho something and a shot of raspberry liquor) and it was so good. I had my usual boring Pinot Grigio and next time, Cathy, you can order for me. Now doesn't that sound like such fun thing to say to a waiter when you are out somewhere...oh, I'll have a Dirty Ho...lol.

And then, the icing on the cake...our builder in Ft. Myers and friends from our Ft. Myers days, Jackie, found me on face book and it looks like we are going to be able to spend some time with her and Seth toward the end of Sept. They are from Baton Rouge and we have spent some delightful times with them...can't wait!

So, hope your day was as much fun as mine and your lunch half as delectable.

5 comments:

Janet M said...

Oh that looks just wonderful, it sure was more exciting than my lunch.

Laura said...

I want to go out to lunch with you. LOL!

Deanna said...

It wasn't. But sure love reading about yours!

altar ego said...

both lunches look yummy! Glad you had such fun. I just learned about raspberry-flavored beer--looks to be quite the trench!

W.O.T.E. said...

Always a blast to have a visit with you Julie-Jules! I only wish we could do it MORE...
Great finds at the Enchanted Branch in Dunedin too!